Demi Lovato Goes Blonde for New 'X Factor' Gig

05/14/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Demi Lovato Blonde HairCourtesy Demi Lovato

New job, new hair color! At the FOX upfronts in New York City on Monday, Demi Lovato was announced as one of the new X Factor judges — and debuted new blonde locks, too.

Before her trip to New York, the singer popped into West Hollywood’s Nine Zero One Salon Friday night, where her hair was transformed from brunette to blonde and blonde extensions were added. According to a source, the starlet said this is the lightest her hair has ever been — and she wants to keep it this way for her upcoming tour, which kicks off in Del Mar, Calif., next month.

Last year, Lovato tried red hair temporarily, going blonde several months later and eventually returning to her natural brunette hue.

At Monday’s upfronts — where Britney Spears (pictured in a Stop Staring dress) was introduced as a new judge, too, wearing a form-fitting Stop Staring mini — Lovato expressed her excitement about the new job. “I am totally stoked to be here,” she told the crowd. “I’m excited to represent my generation and I’m ready to find the winner.”

The X Factor, which also stars Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, returns to FOX later this year.

–Reporting by Jessica Wedemeyer and Marisa Laudadio


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nat on

this season will be interesting.

GuesT on

She’ll probably cut herself between breaks.

Sunny on

Poor Britney is lost and doesnt know what she’s doing. She can’t even choose her own door, clothing, medical care or husband but we’re to believe that she wants to do x factor. Did her people spend her money that fast?

rikki on

GuesT your trolling needs work because that was weak

I love demi AND brit and I can’t wait to see these ladies bring in on the show!

alex on

YUK…. rather have paula really… crazy… u just shot your ratings down.. instead of up

tahillia on

Seriously, Sunny? Britney seems happier than she’s been in years. Let it go.

Sunny on

Thaillla, Britney is mentally a 12 year old.

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Tigger on

i agree with sunny. britney can’t seem to make her own decisions. obviously that is why she still is still under the conservatorship

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cw on

I agree with some posters here. Britney can’t even make her own decisions and is not in control of her own life and she’s gonna judge people? It does make me want to watch though. I think the ratings will go up.

Jon on

Nice Picture, I like Demi Lovato’s new Hair-Color!

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PeopleFan on

I think Britney seems more normal these days and had her head on straight! It’s Demi I’m not so sure of, poor girl has issues.

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Tammy on

I think Britney is an asset to the show but I’ve always found Demi strange and untalented. Big mistake!

kelly on

I really don’t like Demi Lovato’s new hair colour. She looked SO much better with dark hair. It goes with her complexion and eyes SO much better. Too bad she blond just when another artificial blonde had been recruited to do the X-factor. I wish Paula was still there. I don’t think these kids have enough musical/life experience to judge a singing show. Brittany and Demi will each be “mentoring” a group of singers!
Is that even possible? They have each had more than their share of personal problems, but to have them guiding possibly the careers of other singers just doesn’t seem possible to me.
In my opinion, they’ve just cut the credibility of the X FACTOR by 50%.
Count me out!

Sara on

Britney I get. Demi not so much…wish it was Cheryl Cole instead.

guest on

Rikki, get over it.

liarlairpantsonfire on

simon only hires females he wants to bed. if they don’t put-out; they will soon be gone.

a on

okay…people, britney AND demi have worked really really hard to bounce back from dealing with their mental illnesses. They have made absolutely fantastic progress and will no doubt make more as time goes on. If you can make these cruel, insensitive jokes about bipolar and depression, you’ve obviously never gone through it, or known someone that went through it. Therefore, you don’t have the right to judge them and comment on their conditions. Just leave them alone and let them continue their amazing recovery.

Best of luck britney and demi!!! :)

ala on

Demi sings great, and Britney is well Britney, she is an idol.

BUT both girls have had mental issues in the past, and I don’t think is a good idea put them is this position, brings lots of attention in front of cameras, and arguing with the other judges their opinions, judging other persons with the pressure of being mentors and take decisions for them

Lady on

Can’t wait for this season!!!

Guest on

Britney has people handling her affairs like all celebrities. Its just that her family is her financial management. Britney does have the right not to do something. They just manage for her. Britney has regained full custidy of her kids so she must not be that bad.

bbb on

Britney looks great!!

Jenn on

GuesT- you should be ashamed of yourself…..

Talie on

Seriously Simon. Paula actually had past experience in developing other talents.

What about someone who’s opinion we as a public would respect: Barbara Streisand, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Madonna, Beyonce, etc….

I wouldn’t take seriously what Britney or Demi would tell me about my performance. The above women I’d be all ears.

And I was so looking forward to this season, not anymore.

karma on

GuestT you shouldn’t make fun of someone who has a mental illness…I am bipolar also. It’s not an easy thing to live with all your life. She can’t help it… She went and got help;so she’s taking control of her life.That’s a horrible thing to say about someone.

T in Texas on

Demi is a sweet young lady . I knew her from Grapevine , when she went to school with my daughter . She was bullied by some people . Maybe that is why she has some problems today . But guess what ? Those little B’s that made fun of her . Are probably still living in Grapevine , working behind a counter somewhere . While Demi has made something of herself.

uldis on

Demi ! You are SO BEAUTIFUL !!!

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Jessica on

I have never watched his show before, bu I will now! Both Britney and Demi have been through alot, I wish them continued success.

tori on

No Paula,I’m not interested in the least. Britney and Demi – Blah!!! Demi doesn’t look good as a blonde either – Yuck!

Lily on

Love the new judges………

nancy on

I didn’t watch last season but will definitely tune it now with Britney…I haven’t heard her speak in years. It will be very interesting..

Hammie on

Are you kidding! Who is Demi Levato? They need professional mentors! Billy Joel, Bryan Adams even Ozzy or Alice Cooper would be better because they have talent! Budget must be slim!!

Lyn on

I like Britney, but I did not watch it before so I won’t watch it now either.

denise on

Good Luck Demi and Britney.

td on

I do understand Britney. But demi? ? Regardless of her past issues I think Britney brings enough experience to the table to be a judge. I do not understand how a 19 yr old who hasn’t made that hasn’t made that grand of a splash in music would be considered a judge. I’m pretty sure this was Simon’s way of boosting ratings. But I think this will be horrible for whoever she mentors.

Alex on

Wow. All the negative people posting comments really need to get a new life because you are obviously extremely jealous of the people y’all are talking about.

I don’t see your name everywhere!

happy on

Shut up “GuesT”, you’re a low life!

I am happy with this set of judges! I love Britney & Demi and just know that their presence will give an amazing ratings boost! Now I will finally watch this show; Paula & Nicole were too dull for me to tune in before.

katie on

i cant wait to watch britney :) ill watch it for sure. ratings would be HIGH.

ron on

Love the blonde hair she looks so good. and B isnt looking too shabby either. have always loved her legs!!

Traci on

All of you commenting on Britney need to shut up right now. Are you J-E-A-L-O-U-S cause you don’t have her money? That’s what it is. I love Britney so stop all your idiotic comments cause “NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK”.


Who is Demi Lavado?

linlu on

Glad to see these two becoming the judges. Better than the rumored LeAnn Rimes. SHE is a disgrace to the country music scene and life in general. At least these two women have bettered their lives as opposed to Rimes living in lalaland thinking her “husband” loves her. She needs mental help!

nicole on

guesT youre an ass. there is nothing funny about cutting you should be ashamed for even making a joke about it

sally on

I think she is really cute!

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